It was 2:30 in the morning on a Tuesday late last November, and there were seven people in my bedroom. For some people, that might be the beginning or end of a great evening. But this bedroom ensemble included two cops, two paramedics, a medic trainee, my wife – and in
ABA TECHSHOW came to town last week, and it was great catching up with old faces that I've never seen. I probably met 20 people that I've talked to forever but have never actually met in person. Some were just visiting and taking in an education panel or 10. Some were
We're a week into 2018 already – time flies when you're trying to escape the weirdness that was 2017! Look at the top news stories on the ABA Journal's recap of last year and you'll find a lot of Donald Trump tales – James Comey's firing, the travel ban, his
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Pizza came from Italy to the United States. And then, according to the Italians, pizza went to hell. The evolution of pizza has brought it far from its Neapolitan roots. And yet, it has the New World to thank for its creation. The tomato, native to the Americas,
This week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia and possible ties to the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. Some of the more memorable exchanges came between Sessions and Sen. Kamala Harris of California. I won't go into the
It is not even halfway through 2017, and already, it has been a fascinating year for those practicing in fields of law that intersect with the law at the highest levels of government. We've had the continuing travels of President Donald Trump's executive order on travel limitations from several predominantly Muslim
Some days, you win the fight with depression. Some days, you lose. It's a lesson many law students and attorneys have learned and live with daily. I've never been either, and it's one I deal with daily. And traditionally, humor has been my coping mechanism of choice. A few weeks ago, Chris Grady, the
At the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Law Student Division Chair Kareem Aref spoke with founder and executive director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute Karen Korematsu about her father’s landmark case, Korematsu v. United States.
There are dozens of opportunities to engage, and they're all passing us by as we're focused on the world between our ears.
For some people, networking is a highway to the danger zone. How do you enter a target-rich environment, full of people who could help you in your career, and just start talking to them? For some people, it takes a lot more than just fancy flying around the room to make the right connection. For some people, they need a wingman.
It has been less than a week since Pokémon Go invaded the world. Here's a roundup of some of the pertinent legal writings on how the app's runaway success is intruding into the field of actual law.
It's your friend and your enemy. It's your best selling point while simultaneously serving as an ethical gateway to hell. It can make or break your career. And it's just 60,000 square pixels. It's your basic info on LinkedIn. Not your total resume – we'll get to that in the future on the assumption
For many of you, the turning of the calendar merely means today is May 4, 2016. For sci-fi geeks who like puns, it's Star Wars Day – as in May the 4th Be With You. Star Wars itself has been a framing device over the years for points of law.
So out of the universe that is odd holidays, you might have seen today is National Grilled Cheese Day. It's also Equal Pay Day. And, of importance to many of you, it's National Be Kind To Lawyers Day! If you're looking for a reason to be kind to the lawyers in
This is a Mental Health Day post. Even though it starts with a photo of a pile of puppies, one of which is in a bee costume. Stay with me. This will all make sense in the end. We've been talking this week about mental health. And while March 28 was the
Never ask your academic adviser for a letter of recommendation. They usually come with a catch. Granted, not all of the catches are bad – but they're still catches. But if you work those catches the right way, they could land you your first job down the road.
The law is a deeply complex subject. And I know virtually nothing about it. Which is why I need a little help from you with the subject material. I've only spent about five years on in the legal field – four years at a legal newspaper and magazine in Chicago and a half